The Transformation Network

Hosted by the UNM Resilience Institute

The Transformation Network (TN) aims to build resilient communities and ecosystems throughout the Intermountain Western United States.

5th Annual Resilience Colloquium

Innovations for Sustainable Transformations

October 12, 2001

University of New Mexico
Washington State University
Utah State University
New Mexico Tech
Colorado State University
University of Arizona
New Mexico State University
Northern Arizona University

The TN represents a partnership between eight Western U.S. universities with over 50 partner organizations representing Tribal partners, governmental and non-governmental organizations, public utilities, conservation districts, irrigation districts, and municipalities.

Universities

Partners

Western States

Our goal is to build capacity for adaptations and guided transformations towards sustainable regional systems through innovative and equitable solutions.

The TN is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation’s Sustainble Regional Systems Program, which aims to support convergent research and education that will advance sustainable regional systems science, engineering, and education.
(NSF Grant# 2115169)

National Science Foundation

The TN is focused on innovating ways to elevate equity and justice through integrating science and new collective responses into governance systems and institutions at the local and regional scales.

Core Research Themes

The TN team is advancing understanding of resilient headwaters, food-energy-water systems, and innovative and equitable governance models and institutions over a range of scales and domains.

Domains
Ponderosa Forest, NM

Resilient Headwaters

The communities, ecosystems, and farmers of the IMW are heavily dependent on shrinking water supplies from mountain headwater systems. The TN is connecting innovators of the landscape management solutions that are required to reduce wildfire risks and cope with water shortages.

Food-Energy-Water Systems

Food-Energy-Water Systems (FEWS) are deeply intertwined in global food production, supply chains, and water and energy management. The TN is investigating transformative capacity across scales from local communities to the entire IMW region.

Innovative and Equitable Governance and Institutions

The TN is focused on innovating ways to elevate equity and justice through integrating science and new collective responses into governance systems and institutions at the local and regional scales.

The 5th Annual Resilience Colloquium

OCTOBER 11 & 12, 2021

Hold the Date

Planning is ongoing for RC5 to be held in October. We will soon release an agenda and registration information. Check back soon for more information.